Welcome to Ballyknocken Cookery School, home of Catherine Fulvio ....

Catherine's new cook book - The Weekend Chef: Easy Food for Lazy Days

In her fantastic new book, award-winning Catherine Fulvio celebrates the relaxed and easy vibe of the weekend with 100 new recipes to take you from Friday to Sunday in style. From Friday night curry to Saturday brunch, from rainy-day baking, to Sunday's family dinner.



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TV Chef & Food Writer, Catherine Fulvio,making a full-on Irish breakfast ON NBC Today Show for St. Patrick's Day 2011.

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Click here to see Catherine on NBC's Today Show December 2010 - Italian Favourites with an Irish Twist!

Catherine on NBCs Today Show

“ My life philosophy is . . . eat well, be well. Enjoying fresh, homemade food is good for the body and the soul.”
Catherine Fulvio

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Award-winning Ballyknocken Cookery School is home to TV Chef and Food Writer, Catherine Fulvio, and  is scenically located on a 350 acre farm a short drive from Dublin City Centre in County Wicklow, Ireland.

Ballyknocken Cookery School is a centre for culinary learning. Catherine’s style of cooking is modern Irish,with an emphasis on local and seasonal ingredients. The Cookery School offers a wide range of cookery classes, including Catherine's Southern Italian Kitchen and seasonal favourites including BBQ & Outdoor Dining to Fabulous Mains & Desserts and our Head Chef Junior Chef where adults and children cook together in the kitchen. 

The Cookery School at Ballyknocken is a centre for learning culinary skills. The school caters for vocational, professional and personal development as well as corporate groups.  At Ballyknocken Cookery School you will find a fresh, fun approach to cooking with an emphasis on hands on courses.

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Ballyknocken cookery school offers Gift Vouchers, Shortbreak packages on all courses and caters for private groups for Birthday Parties and Hen Parties as well as delivering interesting and educational courses for personal development and Corporate Team building cookery classes options.

Chef Proprietor, Catherine Fulvio, has written for   many Irish publications including being food writer for Image Magazine and the Irish Garden Magazine as well as being guest food writer for the Sunday World Magazine. She provides educational cookery courses and hosts vocational cookery demonstrations for schools and colleges. She is a regular guest chef on RTE's Four Live and has completed 3 TV Series for RTE Catherine’s Family Kitchen, Catherine’s Roman Holiday and Catherine’s Italian Kitchen as well as publishing two cook books Catherine’s Italian Kitchen Cook Book & Catherine’s Roman Holiday Cook Book.

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Accommodation is available on-site at Ballyknocken House. Located a mere 29 miles south of Dublin city centre, Ballyknocken is the ideal location for day cookery classes or a weekend cookery course.

So whether you want to hone your skills for your business, cook for the family or entertain your friends Ballyknocken Cookery School offers a course to suit you.

Our promise to you is an educational, informative yet fun culinary experience. Catherine and her team look forward to welcoming you.

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"Fulvio’s enthusiasm is reflected in her cookery courses – quirky, imaginative offerings that cater for all the family, embryonic cooks and kitchen day trippers alike” - The Irish Times

Awards and Recommendations

World Food Media Award failte ireland Irish Restaurant Award 2010
Cordon DOr
"Cordon D'Or Culinary Academy
Award 2007 - Cookery School of the Year"
Book Award
Bridgestone 2011 Bord Gais Cookery Book of the Year 2012 Georgina Campbell